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ID Short Description Date City Parish Current County Old county Nation
341

Elizabeth Southerns, alias Demdike, confesses before Justice of the Peace Roger Nowell. In her confession, she alleges that twenty years before, she was coming home from begging and, near the Stonepit in Gouldshey in the Forest of Pendle, a devil or spirit appeared to her in the shape of a boy wearing a coat half-brown, half-black. This spirit told her that if she gave him her soul, she could have anything she requested. Southerns demanded his name; he said he was called Tibb. Tempted by his promises, she agreed to give him her soul.(B2)

Appears in:
Potts, Thomas. The Wonderfull Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster. London: 1613, B2

1592   The Forest of Pendle  Lancashire  Lancaster  England 
1586

Mother Atkins, a notorious witch, goes to M. Burbidge's house to ask for milk, at which time the maids were busy at the dairy, and is denied.(6)

Appears in:
B., G.. A Most Wicked Worke of a Wretched Witch, (the Like Whereof None Can Record these Manie Yeeres in England) . London: 1592, 6

1592 London   Pinner  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
1587

After Mother Atkins is denied milk at Master Burbridge's house, "immediately upon hir departure out of the doores, the Creame beganne to swell and rise in the cherne," so that it ran about the kitchen and down the sink-hole. All chores were wrecked that day.(6)

Appears in:
B., G.. A Most Wicked Worke of a Wretched Witch, (the Like Whereof None Can Record these Manie Yeeres in England) . London: 1592, 6

1592 London   Pinner  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
1588

Mother Atkins visits the grounds of Gregorie Coulson to ask for charity, but she found him busy working with the lambs. This caused him some delay in bringing her charity, and "she flung forth in a fume."(6)

Appears in:
B., G.. A Most Wicked Worke of a Wretched Witch, (the Like Whereof None Can Record these Manie Yeeres in England) . London: 1592, 6

1592 London   Pinner  London, Greater  Middlesex  England 
1589

After Mother Atkins is angered by the slow speed Gregory Coulson uses to bring her charity, two lambs of Gregory Coulson are let forth into a yard, and "suddenly they began so nimbly to skip and frilke to and fro, that they never ceased after til they died."(6)

Appears in:
B., G.. A Most Wicked Worke of a Wretched Witch, (the Like Whereof None Can Record these Manie Yeeres in England) . London: 1592, 6

1592 London   Pinner  London, Greater  Middlesex  England